Thanksgiving may have come and gone last week, but that doesn’t mean we can’t spend a little longer thinking of things to be thankful for in our community as of late. You can’t drive around Tupelo without being reminded of Elvis Presley regularly, and for good reason. The fact the king of rock and roll […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – As families go, you would be hard-pressed to find a group of people as tight-knit as the Tupelo High School Madrigals. Director Suzy Williams and her students work hard to prepare for the Christmas season with the familiar sights and sounds of Singe Feaste, and their 42nd […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Captivating audiences with whimsy and magic is something the New Albany Ballet Studio does well. And they’ll return to form this weekend with their production of the classic ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Home to around 100 students, the annual performance brings together professional dancers and actors, from […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Twist endings have become commonplace in books, television and movies over the last several decades. From “Gone Girl” to “The Sixth Sense,” everyone expects a twist now and again. One of the most famous twist endings of all time will come to life on the stage of […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Disney has given us another princess, even if the title character in “Moana” insists she isn’t a princess. Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) and her family live on a lush island in the South Pacific, but a curse has been unleashed. Coconuts are rotting, and fishermen return with empty boats. Her […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – On a normal morning three weeks ago, Bernadette Walker – mother to Khalif “Swae Lee” and Aaquil “Slim Jxmmy” Brown of the Tupelo-based rap group Rae Sremmurd – checked her Instagram and couldn’t believe what she saw. Her sons had made it. After releasing their single “Black Beatles” […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The BancorpSouth Arena has announced that comedian Ron White will take the stage with his stand-up routine for mature audiences on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. White, best known for his performances with the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” last appeared at the arena in 2015. Tickets go on sale […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – About two years ago, Sam Haskell and his friend Dolly Parton got the green light to make a two-hour movie based on her classic country song “Coat of Many Colors.” The film debuted during last year’s Christmas season. “The chairman of NBC told me that if we […]

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A skater jumps and twirls in the air in the middle of the ice skating rink installed at the BancorpSouth Arena on Saturday.

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – A week ago, Drew Lumsden, manager of ice skating at the BancorpSouth Arena, and his staff began the time-consuming process of transforming the inside of the Arena into a professional ice skating rink. Last year, Lumsden counted nearly 10,000 people, including skaters and spectators, to come through the […]